SingleSource approved as a Gateway Service Provider
Australian Government Agency Approves SingleSource as a Gateway Service Provider for Document Verification Service
Australian accreditation follows SingleSource’s approval as an Intermediary to verify identity documents by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs.
Auckland, NZ, November 8th, 2018 - SingleSource, pioneers in decentralised identity and risk scoring have been accredited as a Document Verification Service (DVS) Gateway Service Provider (GSP) by the Australian government. This follows their accreditation in June 2018 by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) as an Intermediary to the Confirmation Service. The Confirmation Service allows approved organisations to electronically check certain identity information directly against the New Zealand government’s database. As a Confirmation Service Intermediary SingleSource can verify passport, citizenship and driver license. SingleSource is the only decentralised identity protocol approved by the DIA.
As a DVS Gateway Service Provider, SingleSource is able to electronically verify Australian identity documents including, driver license, Medicare card, passport, visa and birth certificate with a government record. GSPs are authorised to direct information requests to and from the DVS hub on behalf of approved users.
Having access to both government databases is extremely powerful will enable SingleSource to provide identity services to 30 million people on both sides of the Tasman.
SingleSource CEO Kelvin Chandran says the Australian and New Zealand approvals show that governments are recognising that blockchain is a maturing technology. “We believe that blockchain as a technology has huge potential to transform how business is transacted. These accreditations demonstrate that the Australian and New Zealand governments understand the potential and are ready to put trust in the technology and providers like ourselves who are using it to provide innovation in identity and risk assessment.”